Paul Reid today revealed deflated Albion cannot wait to get back into action.

The Seagulls, still sifting through the ashes of Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United, host Micky Adams' Coventry City on Saturday.

And Aussie leftback Reid, who started the game wearing a black armband out of sympathy with his cricketing compatriots, is desperate to make up for a below-par first-half display.

Reid said: "We were on a bit of a roll and I admit I went into the Sheffield United game thinking we could pick up the three points but it was a very poor first half.

"The best way to push a disappointing performance like that to the back of our minds is to put in a good display against Coventry.

"The guys are definitely looking forward to the game and I'm just hoping to start.

"If we come out on Saturday like we did in the second half on Tuesday, I'm sure we can pick up the three points.

"But we've got to start strong and put them under a lot of pressure."

Coventry boss Adams will have been impressed with how United blunted Albion's livewire strike quartet.

But his Seagulls counterpart Mark McGhee insists all-out attack will be the key against a Sky Blues outfit just above Albion in the Championship.

A disappointed McGhee said: "I told the players in the dressing room to go home after Tuesday's game, get their feet up and start preparing to beat Coventry because I expect them to win that game."

Albion reserves went down 3-0 at Wycombe yesterday and lost Wes Ogden with an ankle injury.

Federico Turienzo and Colin Kazim-Richards played up front and the Argentine missed a good chance before Jonny Dixon's second-half treble settled matters.